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President Trump, Executive Order, Prevents, Veterans, Suicide, Jacquie Kubin

Confronting Veteran suicide, President signs PREVENTS Executive Order

WASHINGTON: Twenty veterans a day kill themselves.   In his remarks today President Trump tells us: “Veteran suicide is a tragedy of staggering proportions.  Hard to believe an average of 20 veterans and service members take their lives every single day.  Who would believe that’s possible?  There are more than 6,000 veteran suicides per year.  The ...

Veterans Day: On the eve of political Civil War, still America the Beautiful

SACRAMENTO: “So let me stand up, next to you, and defend her still today … There ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the U-S-A.” Those words, sung by Lee Greenwood, still ring true and may be more important than ever before.  To our current troops and our veterans everywhere, thank you for your ...

give a stranger

When all you have to give a stranger is $20 and a bottle of water

FROM THE ROAD: The man sat on the curb in front of the convenience store/gas station. It was right off the ramp from the interstate in Alabama. We had just had lunch at a Subway restaurant down the street and stopped at this place before getting back to Interstate 59 North.  My wife and son ...

PTSD, Veterans, k9s for Warriors

K9s For Warriors trains shelter dogs to heal PTSD Veterans, gives new life

SAN DIEGO: The moment an improvised explosive device exploded on a busy road near Baghdad, Iraq, 2005, SSgt Randy Dexter, one of many Veterans with PTSD, had his life abruptly re-programmed. Dexter, at 19, joined the Army to be a combat medic. He studied military medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center, where he acquired advanced ...